Skip to comments.A Romney Nomination Means Independent Runs from BOTH Trump and Ron Paul? You Bet Your Sweet Bippy!!!
Posted on 01/12/2012 8:54:27 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
are exactly the opposite of what we need to save this country from the ongoing 'progress' of the Obammunist Left.
or a GOP Beltway establishment hell-bent on ramming the unloved Mitt Romney down your throat?
Well then it also means not only does Obama win re-election but likely does so with ease, which would equal him claiming a mandate. And if the democrats ever gained back the House with him claiming a mandate, then forget it. We’re all cooked.
If that were the case, those two would be nothing more than prostitutes for Obama, because even the self-worshipping Trump and the psychotic Paul know it hands him four+ more years.
The only question is, what will Obama have given them in return?
Don’t think so bro. Paul is a nut job but not that nutty.
A Romney nomination mean Obama wins reelection regardless of the tricks used to get him there weather its Trump or somebody else. Why do you think so many Obama supporters are voting for Romney?
Even Idaho and Utah would be squeakers in this scenario.
I think it’s going to happen.
The establishment needs to be taught a lesson. We will never take the country back otherwise. If we are unsuccessful in taking over the Republican party, we must DESTROY it. No matter the pain.
Trump’s an idiot so who cares?
I would be surprised if Paul doesn’t 3rd Party. He would, indeed, get some votes.
Unlike ‘92, these 2 guys might drain more votes from disaffected Obama supporters. The anti-Obama crowd will not dilute their vote this time.
Trump should make a cash offer to both Perry and Santorum to jump out before SC.
20mill to each might make it palatable to them.
Very cheap to save the country....way easier than mounting a 3rd party run.
Or, in other words, four more years with Obama as president...
Hand Obama a 40-state mandate (the likely result), and in four years, we won't be having discussions about "taking the country back." That'll be long out of the question.
I think Trump worked with Obama on the phony birth certificate issue- the whole thing looked like a script playing.
Donald may indeed pull a Perot, with the intention of electing Obama.
Remember, Perot started to run then pulled out when Clinton was doing well. Later when the polls suggested a problem with electing Clinton, Perot “had to get back in the race” and pulled enough R votes away so Billy Jeff got elected.
Trump may pull the same stunt. Anyone who runs third party on the GOP side knows exactly what the outcome will be.
Ron Paul won’t run. He’s setting up his son and getting Libertarian planks in the GOP convention imo.
Nobody can predict what Trump will do or why. The author pretends he knows but he doesn't.
There is a good chance that Ron Paul will run as a third party candidate regardless of who the Republicans nominate. Ron Paul is working to try to ensure Obama’s reelection. It is likely that no matter what happens Ron Paul will run as a third party candidate and never attack Obama. He will only attack the Republican nominee.
How come this election cycle is not anything like as fun as I thought it was going to be...?
Trump was on Greta the other night and all but endorsed Romney, I seriously doubt he plans to run 3rd party against him. As for Paul, who knows? but since most of his votes seem to come from independents and democrats he might hurt Obama as much as the Republican nominee
Because people are more selfish than ever and upset that their dreamboat is not running.
We need to focus on one thing alone - A B O
“Trump should make a cash offer to both Perry and Santorum to jump out before SC.
20mill to each might make it palatable to them.”
SOMEbody’s got their thinking cap on!!!
Great idea, B
I would bet money both of them would run
SCOTUS justices Anthony Kennedy and Antonin Scalia turn 76 this year. There is a very strong possibility of one of them being replaced. Your disdain for Romney aside.. are you SURE you’re OK with Obama making the nominations for their replacements (knowing the Senate GOP’s lack of success maintaining filibusters)?
I hope Paul runs 3rd party. His support comes mostly from the anti-Constitution, anti-US defense leftists and conspiracy nut and dope-using libertarians so Obama and the the Libertarian Party candidate will lose the most votes. Trump running, however, would take away RINO Romney votes.
If Paul runs 3rd party, he’s going to pull votes from both establishment parties, as did Perot. But, in this case, he could hurt King Barry more than he helps him as the left wing crazies that voted DemocRat en masse in 2008 will flock to Paul as we already saw in Iowa and New Hampshire.
No way. "Disaffected" Obama supporters are annoyed at him for not destroying the country enough. They aren't going to look to billionaire Trump or nutcase Paul to vent their frustrations.
Get used to it. Romney will be the nominee. Newt has shot himself in the foot and he is history. Trump is too smart to waste his money on a 3rd party run. Ron Paul will stay in the Rep. race all the way to the convention so he can get some platform concessions and will not run as a 3rd party for the sake of his son. Now is the time for everybody to focus on the objective which is defeating Obama.
Paul won’t run 3rd Party. It would damage Rand’s budding political career.
Trump is a wild-card. Hard to predict what he will do, though I suspect he will also stay out. He is handsomely paid for his reality show.
I would rather Romney beat Obama, and then we can primary him in 2016.
One or both. The damage would differ only in the size of Obama's victory. It's folly to think democrats are going to come over to vote for Paul or Trump in any appreciable numbers.
I'm with you. If Ron Paul were to disappear from the planet today, I'd bet 3/4 of his followers would not support ANY Republican...now or in the future. I also have no doubt that Trump would pull a lot of the dumbass vote...mostly liberals.
Doesn’t this kinda assume that we might win with Romney and no third party run? I’m not sure there’s a predicament here. I think we lose either way, if Romney is the pick.
Perry was ready to drop out. I wonder who might have talked or paid him into staying?
Ron Paul might actually win the 4 way race.
It's this: There is a chance Obama could be defeated without a third-party interference. With Paul or Trump in the mix, that chance is gone... completely. Say hello to at least four more years of Obama.
IMHO, Donald Trump was planning to run for ‘12 POTUS as an Independent, no matter what. Donald is a leftist Democrat pretending to be a conservative Republican (NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg does much of the same thing.). Rep. Ron Paul is so unpredictable that I’m not so sure what he would do, even though Ron has said, several times, that he wouldn’t run for ‘12 POTUS as an Independent or from a third political party but would stay in the GOP. I’m, still, profoundly frustrated that BO is, probably, the worst POTUS, ever, but the GOP may end up losing the ‘12 POTUS race to BO, anyways!
If Paul and Trump enter as indies, let’s make at least a fun ride by drafting Palin to run on a 5th party ticket. It’ll be a lost cause, but it’ll be entertaining.
Since the nominee will either be Newt, Santorum, or God forbid, Willard, Trump will NOT run as he has explained again and again on Fox, but Uncle Nutjob WILL.
Wait a minute. Are you saying that Romney isn’t the most conservative electible candidate? I’m shocked, shocked!!
Yeah, voting for Trump will really teach the Establishment a lesson! Boy, you’ll really make a point! Those Establishment types will really sit up and take notice when you vote for a-hole Trump.
Four more years of Obama and it wont matter. Your freedom will be gone. The economy will be in ruins. The collapse will be total. Dont like Romney? Well get over it! It seems like he will be the nominee, so you can vote for him, or any other vote you cast or dont cast is as good as a vote for Obama. Is he perfect? No. Is he 1000x better than Hussein Obama? Of course. So grow up!
Yeah, any potential president who could be bought out for 20 milllion wouldn't get a vote for so much as dogcatcher from me, ever!
Well, completely detroying what is left of America probably would teach them a lesson. It might also teach you one about cutting off your nose to spite your face.
I also recall daddy 'read my lips' Bush was his own worst enemy, and made the grass roots support for Perot possible.
You prefer Trump's money (bribery) to our votes?
Ron Paul as reported on the internet somewhere said that he would not run a third party because it could damage his son Rand’s political future.
Trump likes the publicity that talking about a run brings, but will never walk away from his businesses to actually run.
Ron Paul will not run as a third party candidate because that would mess with Rand Paul’s future.
I would happily vote for Trump if no other (REAL CONSERVATIVE) candidate runs third party.
The establishment GOP must be stopped. We make a stand here and now. The republic is dangerously close to collapse and BOTH the Democrats and Republicans are hell bent on taking us all down with them because of their power hungry ways.
Yes, Bam Bam would be president but at least we'd control the house and senate, otherwise we lose all three.
Perot[anti-gun loon, etc] was absolutely correct about the National debt and trade back then. Today we suffer from only increasing such problems.
Okay, now you did it! You mentioned the obvious and 'unmentionable' option.
If the GOP would back Paul, he wouldn't run third party (obviously), Trump might sit this one out, and Paul could collect the young people who thought Obama was a good idea four years ago (after all, they've been mugged, now). Might well translate into a GOP win.
Hobson's choice, really.
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